Today marks the final weekday of the Green Bay Packers' bye week, and with it comes a batch of Cheese Curds that focuses on off-the-field topics and Packers history.
First up is another in a line of pieces over at ESPN.com that look at current Packers players and their off-the-field exploits. For guard T.J. Lang, those exploits were pretty rowdy before he found a reason to buckle down; now he is a leader both on and off the field for his teammates, and his story is one that's well worth reading. Then, we look back to the past, where one of the more unheralded Packers of the Lombardi era gets some well-earned praise.
Two moments changed Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang's life - ESPN
The 2011 offseason was a turning point for Lang, who had been a party animal before that. Getting a wake-up call from a teammate and becoming a father put him back on track and made him into the excellent father and football player that he is today.
Bob Skoronski: One of most underrated Packers | Packers.com
Skoronski might have flown under the radar because he was a quiet, thoughtful man rather than a talker like Jerry Kramer or Fuzzy Thurston. However, he graded right up there with Forrest Gregg in his game-by-game performances.
Packers' early investment in rookies could pay dividends down the stretch - ESPN
The Cleveland Browns have suited up 11 rookies for each of their first three games, and lost every one. The Packers dressed ten last Sunday and defeated the Lions. That experience for the rookie class should benefit them greatly later on this season.
Sledding, skating part of Titletown District fun | Packersnews.com
Fans will get to enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities in the new development area, with attractions including a skating rink, show tubing hill, and a full football field.
The Patriots and Ravens found the flaw in the NFL's new touchback rule - SBNation.com
This is exactly what we predicted would happen back when the touchback was moved out to the 25 - some teams are intentionally kicking the ball high and short of the goal line to force opponents into short returns and bad starting field position.